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1/2 Day Sawanobori Adventure in the Suzuka Mountains

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Experience canyoning (aka "Sawanobori"), a unique Japanese outdoor adventure, in the amazing canyons and falls of the Suzuka Mountains with local certified mountain guide, Naoki!

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1/2 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep


All Levels


  • Enjoy an exciting canyoning adventure in the Suzuka mountains.
  • Refresh yourself in emerald green pools and jump into rushing waterfalls.
  • Discover the pristine nature of the Mie Prefecture in Honshu's Kanshai region.


Join a half-day “Sawanobori”/ Canyoning adventure in the Suzuka mountains and enjoy climbing a fierce waterfall, jumping in a waterhole, and exploring a beautiful location in Japan!

On this half-day Sawanobori adventure, we will spend an exciting morning in the Suzuka mountains learning some basic canyoning skills. We will walk upstream in the Suzuka mountains until we reach an emerald green pool and a 10m waterfall that we will have the chance to jump from. From there, the return will be downstream and we will have the chance to try some sliding until we reach the starting point of our adventure.

Keep in mind that this program is open to adults, but does not require previous skills. However, you will need a good fitness level. Teenagers can also join this program under the supervision of an adult. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way. This program takes place from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.

So, are you ready to experience a unique sawanobori canyoning adventure in Japan? Then contact us now and let’s start planning an unforgettable adventure in the Suzuka Mountains!

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 7500 Each

Group of 2

JPY 7500 Each

Group of 3

JPY 7500 Each

Group of 4

JPY 7500 Each

Group of 5

JPY 7500 Each

Group of 6

JPY 7500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Snacks

Price details

Price Includes: Guide fee; Rental fee for wetsuits, life jackets, helmets, shoes for shoes, spray jackets (only on cold days); Snacks and drinks.

* If you weigh 90kg or more and your foot size is 29cm or more, please let us know in advance.

The price listed includes tax and is for regular days and weekends. They do not include Insurance fee of 300 yen, or parking fee of 500 yen/vehicle (regular car).

The price for the tour on Saturdays and Sundays in August and Bon Festival (August 12-16) and September 1 is 9,000 yen (including tax).


Meeting point

Youkaichi Station in Shiga or Misato station in Mie

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Swimsuit, Rash guard or T-shirt that can get wet (to wear inside a wet suit), Shorts that can get wet (surf shorts, shorts, etc.) Bath towels and sandals (used for changing clothes), Disposable contacts or eyeglass bands (contacts, eyeglasses), Sunscreen (optional).

About the guide

I am a JMGA certified mountain and ski / snowboarding guide. I was born in Shiga prefecture, where I still live, and have been snowboarding since 1999. I’ve been a backcountry guide since 2007

My passion is travelling and backcountry snowboarding. My guiding style is to travel to snowboard, and during the winter season, I travel from Hokkaido to Western Japan (Gifu) chasing the snow with my clients.

I am not a pro snowboarder that decorates the front page of free ride magazines nor am I a super climber on high peaks abroad, but my speciality is to understand what clients seek and to guide accordingly.

My slogan is “To guide with maximum effort! Enjoy with clients! And by all means, safely!!”
Please join me to have fun in the backcountry fields all over Japan!


Japanese | English




Gifu, Japan

What people are saying about Naoki Kawata

Rain Paern


February, 2020

The web application is not very easy to use but the guides were very professional. They planned a different experience for each day and everybody felt safe during the entire trip. 5 out of 5!



February, 2019

I would like to give Naoki five stars out of five. He was just great: professional, safety first approach, helped us with our splitboards, found great terrain and was very friendly and kind during the hole day!

ed zinnanti and iris zinnanti


February, 2019

My wife and myself had the wonderful opportunity to spend three days with Naomi Kawata as our backcountry country guide. First off Naoki is a very easy going person. wen felt at ease with him right away. also he has the right guide qualifications.Safety in the mountains was the number one priority. he is very knowledgeable about anything backcountry (example how to apply your skins when your knee deep in snow} Naoki was able to take us to a mountain where we three were the only people there it was an absolute blast! Naoki took us to a few local restaurants that were amazing. you had better know japanese in these places or have Naoki with you, that's how local they were. Well to sum it up three great days skiing with an excellent ,extremely versed guide. we will definitely get with Naoki next year. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good safe time. Ed &Iris



November, 2017

I have snowboarded at a lot of different resorts across the world and Japan has some of the best snow that I have ever ridden. There is so much of it! I also really enjoy the Japanese culture and food. The whole Japan snow experience is AMAZING. I have gone there twice before to Niseko, so this time I wanted to try something different. I loved visiting Northern Hokkaido and was glad that Naoki could bring us to local restaurants and also show us where to go for backcountry! His knowledge is amazing. I don't think we would have had such an authentic experience without him. We did a 4 day backcountry powder tour in February, 2017 and it didn’t snow very much the first few days but with Naoki's expertise, he was able to take us to locations where we found POWDER! ASAHIDAKE and SAPPORO KOKUSAI were AMAZING! Those 2 were my favorite by far, but i loved all 4 days. They were all different which I liked. Naoki also brought us to onsens after, which we all enjoyed very much! Naoki was THE BEST guide EVER! We laughed a lot together. He taught us Japanese and we taught him English. He was super knowledgeable about every single mountain we went to and could read the terrain so well. He could even tell us which areas to avoid and which sides had better snow. I always felt super safe under his supervision. The added surprise was Naoki taking us to eat local Japanese restaurants. We ate ORGANS for the first time. It was so fun and such a great experience. WE LOVE NAOKI! We want to do another guided tour in Japan with him. We consider him a friend now. Also he took pictures of us which we did not expect and they turned out to be AWESOME! I would love to go on a guided tour to some steeper areas like Hakuba. Maybe in 2 years we will meet Naoki again. He was super knowledgeable, fun, and safe! He is also a really good snowboarder. Our of 5, I would rate him a 6!!! =)  



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